Manchester City

Preview | February 24

AFC Bournemouth-Manchester City

Man City visit Bournemouth.

Bournemouth | DLDDL | 13th | Top Scorer: D. Solanke (14)

Bournemouth, winless in all of their last 6 games, sit 13th in the table. A look at the statistics show their average of 44% possession in matches is the 14th best in the league. Bournemouth have taken 13.4 shots per match this season (4.6 of which have been on target). Ryan Christie has been in great form defensively. He's won 27 tackles this season which puts him 34th in the EPL.

Man City | WDWWW | 2nd | Top Scorer: E. Haaland (17)

Man City come into the match confident. They've emerged victorious in 4 of their last 5. Goal chances have been frequent, their last 5 matches average xG (expected goals) of 1.92 has been 4th highest in the league over that span. They'll look for another quality defensive performance from Rodri. He has been a key leader with 28 tackles won this season (29th in the EPL). Phil Foden will be leaned on for opportunity creation. He has been their top setup man this season with 7 assists (6th in the EPL).

Bournemouth-Man City Prediction: 0-4

If the stats are anything to go by, Bournemouth won't find any solace in this home fixture.

Did you know? A 6-1 hammering by Man City in 2023 is the biggest victory for either team in the Premier League history of this matchup.

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Report | February 20

Manchester City

1 - 0


Erling Haaland 71

25Total Shots6
11Shots on Target2

Strong defensive display gives Man City the win.

In a lopsided match turned close, Man City were superior throughout, but squandered a myriad of chances to breakthrough. The lone goal of the match occurred in the 71st minute as Erling Haaland found the back of the net following some good work by Julián Álvarez. Brentford struggled to generate shot opportunities, but may be commended on keeping this one close throughout in what could have been a rout.

The Overview

  • City saw a lot of the ball with 70% possession and created plenty of chances too, racking up 25 shots.
  • The Bees didn't generate enough chances, only mustering six shots throughout the contest.
  • The scoreline could have been more impressive if City had their shooting boots on, with their shot accuracy down at 44%.

The Details

The threat came from out wide, with Bernardo Silva and Kyle Walker registering 8 crosses. It was a truly dominant display from City completing 409 more passes than the Bees.

Man City get back in the win column. Meanwhile, Brentford have now taken 0 points from a possible 6.

Top Performers

Erling HaalandMark Flekken
4 shots on target (10th in the Premier League)1 goal conceded
6 shots (26th in the Premier League)Saved 9 shots

Next up, Man City take on Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium on Saturday, February 24th. While Brentford take on West Ham at London Stadium on Monday, February 26th. Can City win again? Will the Bees get out of this rough patch?

Report | February 17

Manchester City

1 - 1


Rodri 83 Raheem Sterling 42

31Total Shots9
5Shots on Target6

A point apiece for Man City and Chelsea.

Raheem Sterling scored the match's first goal for Chelsea in the 42nd minute. Man City's Rodri responded with a tying goal in the 83rd minute, but there was nothing between the teams for the remainder, leading to a share of the spoils.

The Overview

  • Despite keeping the ball well (70% possession), City couldn't convert that advantage into a winning goal.
  • They didn't lose, but it might feel like it for City. They managed a massive 22 more shots than their opponents.

The Details

Malo Gusto was relentless, leading the team in crosses. For Man City, Kevin De Bruyne posed a threat out wide all game, registering 22 crosses. Despite the draw, City were dominant in the passing game, completing a massive 402 more passes than the Blues.

Man City's win streak snapped. Meanwhile, Chelsea continue their string of mixed results.

Top Performers

RodriRaheem Sterling
3 blocked shots (14th in the Premier League)Scored 1 goal
Scored 1 goalDrew 1 foul (3rd on their team)

Next up, Man City take on Brentford at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, February 20th. While Chelsea prepare to add another chapter to their rivalry with Tottenham on Friday, February 23rd. Can City keep their point streak going? Will the Blues improve their form?

Report | February 10

Manchester City

2 - 0


Erling Haaland 71, 85

19Total Shots5
3Shots on Target1

Man City beat Everton thanks to Erling Haaland heroics.

After being locked in at 0-0 for the first 45 minutes, Erling Haaland scored for Man City in the 71st minute. Then, Erling Haaland struck again in the 85th minute, leading Man City to an impressive win over Everton.

The Overview

  • City saw a lot of the ball with 72% possession and created plenty of chances too, racking up 19 shots.
  • The Toffees didn't generate enough chances, only mustering five shots throughout the contest.
  • City got the job done, but it should've been more comfortable considering their shot accuracy was only 16%.

The Details

Julián Álvarez had a field day, registering 7 crosses. City completed 470 more passes than the Toffees, pulling them around the pitch.

The wins keep on coming for Man City. Meanwhile, Everton break their drawing streak, but not in the way they'd like.

Top Performers

Erling HaalandNathan Aké
Scored 2 goalsEarned a clean sheet
1 corner wonAssisted 1 goal

Next up, Man City take on Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on Saturday, February 17th. While Everton take on Palace at Goodison Park on Monday, February 19th. Can City keep their great form going? Will the Toffees put this disappointment behind them?

Report | February 5


1 - 3

Manchester City

Neal Maupay 21 Phil Foden 45, 53, 70

9Total Shots25
3Shots on Target15

Man City take three points away from Gtech Community Stadium.

Neal Maupay began the scoring for Brentford in the 21st minute following an assist by Mark Flekken. Man City's Phil Foden then responded with a tying goal in the 45th minute. With the game tied, Man City continued their scoring with goals in the 53rd and 70th that proved to be the difference, as Man City came back from their initial deficit to defeat Brentford.

The Overview

  • City saw a lot of the ball with 72% possession and created plenty of chances too, racking up 25 shots.
  • The Bees didn't generate enough chances, only mustering nine shots throughout the contest.
  • City's accuracy paid off well, 60% of their shots were on target.

The Details

Kevin De Bruyne was relentless, getting 22 crosses into the opposition box. Rodri kept the ball nicely with a pass completion rate of 96%. The ball was bossed by City, who completed 478 more passes than the Bees by the end of the game.

Man City extend their winning streak. Meanwhile, it's another loss for Brentford, who'll hope to turn things around quickly.

Top Performers

Phil FodenKevin De Bruyne
Scored 3 goals22 crosses (1st in the Premier League)
2 blocked shots (1st in the game)5 corners won

Both squads play next on Saturday, February 10th. Brentford take on Wolves at Molineux Stadium, while Man City entertain struggling Everton. Will the Bees get out of this rough patch? Can City keep their great form going?

Report | January 31

Manchester City

3 - 1


Julián Álvarez 16, 22 Ameen Al-Dakhil 90
Rodri 46

14Total Shots8
4Shots on Target3

Julián Álvarez, Rodri lead Man City to emphatic win over Burnley.

Julián Álvarez netted the first goal of the match for Man City in the 16th minute after being found by Matheus Nunes. Julián Álvarez then doubled the lead with a goal in the 22nd minute. Man City added a third goal before Burnley finally got on the scoresheet with an Ameen Al-Dakhil goal, and that was the final as Man City took the win.

The Overview

  • It was a masterclass in keeping the ball by City and they converted that into a good amount of shots too, clocking up 14 attempts overall.
  • The Clarets didn't generate enough chances, only mustering eight shots throughout the contest.
  • Although they got the win, City were wasteful in front of goal, only getting 29% of their total shots on target.

The Details

Kevin De Bruyne dictated proceedings and impressed with an 89% pass completion rate. For Burnley, Wilson Odobert seemed off the pace defensively, committing 4 fouls in a frustrating game. City completed 508 more passes than the Clarets, pulling them around the pitch.

Man City's winning streak rolls on. Meanwhile, Burnley's mixed form continues.

Top Performers

Julián ÁlvarezRodri
Scored 2 goals1 corner won
3 crosses (1st in the game)Scored 1 goal

Next up, Man City will be confident against a lowly Brentford side on Monday, February 5th. While Burnley take on Fulham at Turf Moor on Saturday, February 3rd. Can City keep their great form going? Will the Clarets improve their form?

Manchester City – Season Preview

Nickname: The Citizens 
Stadium: Etihad Stadium (Capacity 53,400)
Manager: Pep Guardiola (ESP)
Last Season: 1st

Records are there to be broken. After a history-matching season that saw Manchester City equal Manchester United’s treble endeavors and make it three consecutive Premier League titles, Pep’s formidable side will only look to match or better it. Becoming the first team to win four titles in a row will be top of the agenda, but beyond that, the Citizens may be eyeing up an unprecedented quadruple. 

Key Player: Erling Haaland

Norwegian goal-scoring giant Haaland hit the ground running after his transfer from Borussia Dortmund last season. His 36 league goals are the most ever scored in a single Premier League season, and City will be hoping the blonde-haired beast can keep up that form for yet another title defense.

Star Signing: Mateo Kovačić €29.10m

It’s difficult to improve on an already historic squad, but with İlkay Gündoğan’s departure, City has lost an essential figure on and off the pitch. The signing of Kovačić from Chelsea might not be the headline to get excited about, but for Pep’s team, it’s another experienced midfielder proven in the Premier League.

First Match: Burnley (A) August 11

In what is the opening match of the 2023/24 season, Man City travel to Turf Moor to take on newly promoted Burnley. Managed by former City captain Vincent Kompany, the Clarets claimed over 100 points in the Championship last season but also suffered their largest defeat at the hands of City in the FA Cup. Will City start their defense with a comfortable win?

Predicted Finish: 1st

The way City finished the season and claimed a third title in a row suggests that bearing a huge shock, they will canter to another Premier League title. Despite teams around them improving, the firepower City possesses will look hard to dismiss this season.

Can Man City make it four consecutive Premier League titles?

Man City - To win the Premier League: 1.73

(odds correct as of July 31, 2023, and subject to change)

Did you know? In the 2006/07 season, City scored only 10 goals at the Etihad, the fewest ever scored by a team playing 19 matches at home. Joey Barton finished that season as the club’s top goal scorer with six goals as the Citizens ended up a distant 14th.

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